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By Kevin Ma

Tue, 21 January 2014, 14:30 PM (HKT)

Awards News

ISHII Yuya 石井裕也's The Great Passage 舟を編む continues its award streak this week with the 68th Mainichi Film Award 毎日映画コンクール, organised by Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.

The dramedy (pictured) won four awards: the Grand Prize for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Art Direction and Best Actor for MATSUDA Ryuhei 松田龍平.

After topping both Kinema Junpo and Eiga Geijutsu's annual lists, MORISAKI Azuma 森崎東's Pecoross' Mother and Her Days ペコロスの母に会いに行く won two awards: The runner-up Award of Excellence and Best Actress for AKAGI Harue 赤木春恵.

Three more films won two awards: OKITA Shuichi 沖田修一's A Story of Yonosuke 横道世之介 (2012) won Best Supporting Actress (YOSHITAKA Yuriko 吉高由里子) and Best Sound Recording; AOYAMA Shinji 青山真治's Backwater 共喰い won Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography; and The Devil's Path 凶悪 won Best Music and Best Supporting Actor for Pierre TAKI ピエール瀧's performance.

Studio Ghibli スタジオジブリ's The Tale of Princess Kaguya かぐや姫の物語 won the Best Animation award, and short film The Moon That Fell Into the Sea 海に落ちた月の話 won the Ofuji Noburo Award, aimed at smaller animation productions.

Michael HANEKE's Amour (2012) won the award for Best Foreign Film.


Grand Prize: The Great Passage
Award of Excellence in Japanese Cinema: Pecoross' Mother and Her Days
Best Foreign Film: Amour
Best Director: Ishii Yuya; The Great Passage
Best Screenplay: ARAI Haruhiko 荒井晴彦; Backwater
Best Actor: Matsuda Ryuhei; The Great Passage
Best Actress: Akagi Harue; Pecoross' Mother and Her Days
Best Supporting Actor: Pierre Taki; The Devil's Path
Best Supporting Actress: Yoshitaka Yuriko; A Story of Yonosuke
Sponichi Grand Prize for New Actor #1: HOSHINO Gen 星野源; Blindly in Love 箱入り息子の恋 (2012)
Sponichi Grand Prize for New Actor #2: HAMADA Kokone 浜田ここね; Oshin おしん
The Tanaka Kinuyo Award: KAGA Mariko 加賀まりこ
Best Cinematography: IMAI Takahiro 今井孝博; Backwater
Best Art Direction: HARADA Mitsuo 原田満生; The Great Passage
Best Music: YASUKAWA Goro 安川午朗; The Devil's Path
Best Sound Recording: YANO Masato 矢野正人; A Story of Yonosuke
Best Documentary: Candidates 立候補
Best Animated Film: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Ofuji Noburo Award: The Moon That Fell Into the Sea
Tsutaya Fan Award, Best Japanese Film: The Wind Rises 風立ちぬ
Tsutaya Fan Award, Best Foreign Film: Ted (2012)
Special Award: FUKUMOTO Seizo 福本清三

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